Legendary Bison Bulls

In several credible sources,  I have read there was famous bison bull or bulls in history, that weighed 3000lbs. Buffalo Jones claimed his Jumbo weighed 3000, but did he? I think 2400 is pretty common for a huge bull. In fact, ‘Demise” aka Mr Big was such a bull, while he was living. I believe “Willy” in south Texas, is also 2400lbs. The most common bison bull weight would be 15-1800lbs.  I have found not only one bull, but two, that weighed a little over 3000lbs, who lived in a very recent history. See Below In 1978 there was a paper … Read more

Buffalo Nickel

Five Cent Indian Head- Buffalo Nickle Black Diamond was born in 1893 of a bull and cow given to the zoo by Barnum and Bailey (most reports claim his age to be 20 at the time of his demise) The popular Indian Head, or Buffalo, five-cent coin (nickel) was introduced February 22, 1913 Although aficionados prefer the name Buffalo Nickel, the official name of the coin is the Five Cent Indian Head. 1913. Designed by James Earle Fraser, a student of legendary sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the Indian Head/Buffalo nickel design showcases the native beauty of the American West. In a … Read more

1915

<< Previous  Next>> / Trenton Evening Times Trenton, New Jersey, Jan 15, 1916 GOATS “BUTT IN” FATAL A shaggy-haired goat overestimated his fighting ability at Washington Park Zoo, says the Portland Journal, when he wandered into the buffalo paddocks and gave battle to one of the big male buffaloes. The consequence was that the goats’ battered remains were taken to the city incineratory for cremation. / The York Daily York, Pennsylvania Feb. 15, 1915 TO STAVE THE WOOD TICKS Government Officials Have Plan to Trap “Spotted Fever” Pests (extract) The wood tick, common on cattle and sheep, get the blame … Read more